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Join Us to Celebrate Our Beautiful Lake Michigan!

The goal of the Celebrates Program is to attract people to the downtown core and lakefront areas by offering engaging programming, which complements and takes advantage of the natural amenities and current event schedules.

We partner with individuals and community groups to create engaging events within the area to enhance the quality of life for residents of Lake County.

The 2016 calendar year is the GWDC’s first season of events at the Waukegan Harbor and the organization plans to hold a total of 4 stretching from early May thru September. Additional events at the Waukegan Harbor include:


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July 23rd, 2016 celebrating Blues and BBQ at the Harbor’s Edge.

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo festival video is above.

Blues on the Water

Music and food festival at the Harbor’s Edge August 13-14.

Fiestas @ the Harbor



Celebrate Mexican Independence day at the Harbor’s Edge September 17-18.

More to Come!

Check out our Events Calendar for details.